Drury Hotel Plaza San Antonio Riverwalk: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

January 4, 2015; At 9am I say goodbye to my friend Cate in Centerville, Tennessee and head down the highway. I decide to take the Natchez Trace Parkway because of its scenic beauty. Part of my journey is to enjoy the back roads and see what’s off the beaten path. There’s woods…

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A Tennessee Christmas and New Years: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

December 24, 2014, After driving a harrowing 10 hours in lousy weather I’m almost at my destination: Centerville, Tennessee. I’m visiting my friend Cate who moved here from Massachusetts to be closer to her brother. Centerville is a sleepy town about an hour south of Nashville. She lives in a…

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Days 32-33: Sanibel/Captiva Island: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

Day 32: 8 am. Sunday, December 21, 2014, I wake up from a wonderful night sleep at the Island Inn on Sanibel Island. The sun is shining and another lovely beach day. It’s just a few days before Christmas and I’m enjoying the last few warm sunny days. I love it.…

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Days 30-31 Ft Meyers/Sanibel Island, FL: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

Day 30: It’s official, I’ve been traveling for 1 month. I have a few more days to enjoy the sun and the warmth before I head to Tennessee for Christmas. I now understand why people leave the dreary north in the winter and head to Florida. I don’t want to…

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Day 29: Fort Meyers Beach, Florida: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

Day 29: I leave Fort Lauderdale at 10am after the morning commute, destination Fort Meyers Beach and Sanibel Island. On TripAdvisor I find a beachfront hotel, Neptune Inn. It’s a boutique hotel with only 2 levels (3 levels for ocean front rooms) which I like, not those massive ugly concrete buildings…

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Days 27-28: Back in Ft. Lauderdale down memory lane: 6 month solo road trip

Day 27-28: Flew back to Ft. Lauderdale the night before from Nassau on Jet Blue. Thank God for TripAdvisor and Yelp.  I rely on them heavily for reviews.  I look at the reviews and pictures, then go to the hotel’s website, look at their site and book the reservations. So…

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Day 24: Sunrise Beach Villas, Paradise Island: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

Day 24: After the 7 day tall ship cruise on the Liberty Clipper I am looking forward to just relaxing on the beautiful Cabbage Beach, Paradise Island at the Sunrise Beach Villas. I say my goodbyes to my new friends and take a taxi back to the hotel. Before my…

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Day 23 Sailing on a Tall ship, Rose Island: part of my 6 month solo road trip adventure

Day 23: Sailing on a Tall Ship to Rose Island Bahamas; part of my 6 month solo road trip adventure. It’s the last full day of the sailboat cruise and we are sailing to Rose’s Island near Nassau. It’s an interesting trip, plague with plumbing issues. One of the couples…

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Day 21 Sailing to Governor’s Harbour: French Leave Beach, Eleuthera: 6 Month Solo Road Trip Adventure

Day 21 We have breakfast at 8am then anchors away as we head out of Hatchet Bay Harbor, Eleuthera. This time I take better video of the sail through the narrow channel (You can see it on YouTube; the raw cuts). We sail for a few more hours. All is…

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Sailing in the Bahamas-Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

Day 20 continues: Eleuthera The schooner is in full sails, gliding through the water. The sounds of the waves, the wind, and the sails rustling are calming to the soul. Everyone is relaxing enjoying the sights. We then turn and head towards a safe harbor at Hatchet Bay. Once a fresh water…

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